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A coalition of directly affected and people of color led organizations, building a Rapid Resistance Network called AMOR.
With help we will support our communities by crowdsourcing resources to provide:
– Emergency/immediate legal services to protect people from ICE and other law enforcement agencies,
– Culturally competent psychological services,
– Supporting and tracking incidents and victims of hate crimes,
– Protecting our communities against all forms of violence, especially state sponsored violence
Indoor sex work was decriminalized in Rhode Island in 1979 due to Margo St.James filing a class action suit to challenge the state’s prostitution laws and the case was dismissed after a federal judge revised Rhode Island prostitution laws. However in 2009 Rhode Island voted back in to criminalize all prostitution, so we call back into action Coyote Rhode Island (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics).
While we oppose society’s Moral Witch Hunt against us and laws that criminalize us, we are aware that sex workers must live in the real world. At it’s best, that world disrespects and ostracizes us; at it’s worst, it seeks to exploit and even harm us.
The Rhode Island chapter of Coyote is here to offer a safe harbor from that world.
We believe adult providers can make the best choices for themselves without interference from law enforcement on the one hand nor do-gooders who want to “help” us against our will on the other hand.
If you need resources and support you will find that here. If you choose to leave this business, we seek to provide you information on the best resources that can assist your transition to another lifestyle. We respect each provider’s right to choose for herself.
We vehemently oppose all forms of human trafficking and child prostitution. The victims of these crimes deserve our compassion and support; those who exploit others in such a manner deserve severe punishment.
We advocate for laws that make sense to protect our youth rather than continuing the Moral Witch Hunt against consenting adults.
Income inequality and financial instability hits Black and Brown moms the hardest. When you are poor, things that are minor inconveniences to others can snowball into homelessness. Studies have shown that people living below the poverty line would have to go 20 years without any unforeseen budget expenditures to dig themselves out of poverty by hard work and determination alone aka "pull yourselves up by your bootstraps".
In order to help bridge that gap and provide assistance when things come up that can further disenfranchise Black and Brown womxn (non-binary, trans and queer especially), this will be an ongoing fundraising effort to provide resources to those most directly impacted by our society’s inequities. When black and brown moms are supported and uplifted, the whole community is more able to thrive .
In January 2014, a group of organizers and frontline community members fighting fracking and fracked gas infrastructure projects (pipelines, compressor stations, export terminals,) on the east coast participated in the first FANG: Fighting Against Natural Gas Convergence. After a few days of discussing strategy, shared struggles, and campaign alignments, a group of convergence attendees decided to form a coalition called FANG: Fighting Against Natural Gas Collective.
FANG is comprised of members from PA, ME, RI, MA, CT, MD, and DC who operate under the guidance of the FANG Core, (FANG’s steering committee). The FANG Collective has three campaigns local to the Northeast: Stop Spectra, No New Power Plant, and No LNG IN PVD. More information about these movements can be found on the campaigns page.
Hope and Haiti is comprised of group of local Haitian/Americans concerned about the condition of life of Haitian Community, and Haiti. They work to contribute to the effort of rebuilding the country and facilitate the recovery of the people from natural disasters. Hope and Change for Haiti is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization lawfully registered in Rhode Island.
This is a National Call for Moral Revival: challenging the evils of racism, poverty, war economy, ecological devastation & the nation’s distorted morality.